How to Access and Edit the Metadata of Videos on Your iPhone

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If you’ve ever recorded a video on your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that it creates certain data related to the file. This data, known as “metadata,” includes the creation date and your location. Metadata is an important part of managing video files and understanding how they are used.

In this blog post, we will explore how to access and edit the metadata associated with video files on your iPhone. We will also provide a few tips on how to use metadata to make sure your videos are organized efficiently and safely.

First, let’s discuss how to access the metadata on an iPhone. Go to Settings > General then, select “iPhone Storage.” Once inside this section, choose “Photos” from the list and click on it. After that click on “Review Personal Videos.” Here, you can see the list of all the videos from your Camera Roll with their size as well as their metadata information such as date created/received and location data.

Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a way for users to directly edit or remove video metadata from within their phones or other devices like iPads or iPods. However, if you have a Windows computer you can use manual steps to edit or remove video metadata by right-clicking the file and selecting Properties > Details > Quick Action > Remove Metadata of selected Media(s) or Remove mediate of all media(s). You can also add or edit other video metadata by selecting video in Media Meta, changing the value of corresponding tags, and clicking the Save Changes button when done.

Now that you know how to access and manage video metadata on an iPhone, here are a few tips for making sure it is used properly:

• Make sure that any sensitive information like location data is removed before posting online;
• Tag your videos with descriptions so that you can easily search for them later;
• Backup any important videos so that you don’t accidentally lose them due to technical issues;
• Use organization tools like folders or albums to keep track of different types of videos;
• Ensure that any third-party apps used for recording videos are secure by reading reviews and researching privacy policies.

By understanding what video metadata is and how it works on iPhones, you can ensure that your videos are managed properly and securely stored online or in cloud storage solutions like iCloud Drive or Google Drive. Remember these tips when dealing with video files: tag them correctly for easy searching later, backup important ones in case of technical difficulties, use organization tools like folders/albums for better management, remove sensitive information before posting online, and always check privacy policies for any third-party apps used for recording videos!

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Metadata on iPhone Videos

Yes, there is metadata on iPhone videos. This metadata includes the date and time the video was created, the device model used to record it, and in some cases, your location. This data is stored within the video file itself and allows you to easily identify when and where a video was taken. In addition, this information can be used for tagging purposes so that you can easily find particular videos without having to search through your entire collection.

Viewing Video Details on an iPhone

To view the details of videos on your iPhone, first, go to Settings > General and then select iPhone Storage. Now, choose Photos from the list and click on it. After that, you will be taken to the Review Personal Videos page. Here, you can see a list of all the videos in your Camera Roll along with their size. You can also select any video from this list to view more details about it such as its resolution and file type.

Changing the Metadata of a Video on an iPhone

To change the metadata of a video on your iPhone, start by opening the Photos app. Then select the video you wish to edit and click the ‘Edit’ button in the top right corner. Next, click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of your screen and select ‘Info’. This will open a window that displays all of the video’s metadata. You can then edit or add any information you would like to this metadata. When you’re done, press ‘Done’ in the top right corner to save your changes.

Timestamps on iPhone Videos

Yes, iPhone videos are timestamped. Every video that you record using your iPhone will be stamped with the current date and time that you recorded it. This timestamp is visible in the camera window as you are recording and will be added to the video file when it is saved to your Camera Roll. This is a useful feature for people who need to track or organize their recordings or for anyone who wants an easy way to remember when they recorded something.

Removing the Date from a Video on an iPhone

To remove the date from a video on your iPhone, open the video in the Photos app and tap for editing. Tap the Adjust Date & Time option and deselect the Show Date & Time toggle. This will remove the date from the video. You can also tap Undo to revert any changes you’ve made.

Viewing File Details on an iPhone

To see file details on your iPhone, open the file or folder you’d like to view. Tap the ‘i’ icon located in the upper right corner of the screen. This will open a page with information about the file or folder, such as its size and date modified. If the item is a photo, you can also view its resolution and any associated tags or titles.

Can Video Metadata Be Modified?

Yes, video metadata can be altered. Depending on the camera app you are using, you may be able to export and download your footage and metadata, which will allow you to edit the data as needed. This can include changing the date or time when a video was recorded, adjusting exposure settings, or adjusting the camera’s orientation. You can also add tags or labels to your videos for easy searching later on. Some camera apps may also allow you to add additional descriptions, captions, or other information to your videos that weren’t captured by the camera itself.

Changing the Name of a Video on an iPhone

To change the name of a video on your iPhone, open the iMovie app and open your movie project. Tap a video clip in the timeline to reveal a menu at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Titles button and select a new title from the list of available titles. Preview your selection by tapping it, then tap outside of the options to save your changes and dismiss them.


In conclusion, iPhone video metadata is a collection of data associated with the video files stored on your device. It includes information such as the date and time of creation, location, and file size. This metadata helps you organize and identify your videos, while also providing a way to delete or edit any unwanted data. With its intuitive user interface, it’s easy to access and manage all of your video metadata on your iPhone.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.